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Thierry Henry urges Arsenal to ignore "pretty" football for Alexandre Lacazette

March 24 2018, 07:57 | Van Peters

Thierry Henry urges Arsenal to ignore "pretty" football for Alexandre Lacazette

Thierry Henry and Roy Keane reignite that old rivally

The Frenchman, who signed for the Gunners in a club-record deal from Lyon earlier in the summer, got off the mark on the opening day of the Premier League season.

Wenger told France Football that his players may have been adversely affected by the months of uncertainty over whether or not he would stay at the club come the 2017-18 season. Every time Leicester had the ball I felt they were going to score and every time we had the ball I felt we were going to score. Lacazette has superior pace and is more comfortable drifting out wide, while Giroud is stronger in the air and allows other attackers to play around him. In the end he made a decision to stay and it was one of the great days of the recent weeks for me. "Not in terms of the game or the beauty of the goal or whatever that people usually talk about", Henry told the Arsenal Weekly podcast.

There were protest marches and repeated calls for his departure throughout the season. "That happened because they needed to score goals and create chaos", he explained.

Speaking on Sky Sports on Tuesday night, former midfielder Keane said: "There are not many teams I would pay to watch but when Arsenal are at their best, I would pay to watch them". But I have seen that too many times. "I didn't see any change". But the demands stayed exactly the same.

"I believe that team can compete but do they believe they can compete?" We had no guarantee, and I saw through my contract because I wanted to respect that challenge.

"You always ask yourself questions".

He added on the 26-year-old: "Because he is so sound and good on the ball, he can play on the left or on the right, but for me he is a No.9". I question myself. I work harder, I try to advance myself, to become better, but I can not say that the critics do not affect me. Everyone wants to be loved, loved by the fans especially. You have to continue to fight, to concentrate on your motivation.

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